Press release

Sail Forth's Maelstrom Expansion Releases January 11th 2024 Along With Free Epic Giveaway


SEATTLE, WA - January 8th, 2024 - In an exhilarating maritime revelation, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild announces the imminent release of the "Sail Forth: Maelstrom" expansion, slated to set sail into the gaming seas on January 11th. This riveting addition to the critically acclaimed open-world nautical adventure game, "Sail Forth", promises an immersive experience as players navigate uncharted waters and confront the formidable Maelstrom.

Coinciding with the launch of the Maelstrom expansion, Sail Forth will be part of the Epic Games Store's free giveaway promotion. Players will have the opportunity to embark on the high seas for free, experiencing the 30+ hour adventure of the base game.

Features of the new "Sail Forth: Maelstrom" expansion:

- Brave the Vortexes: Dive headfirst into the heart of the storm with the Sail Forth Maelstrom expansion! A tempest has swept across the Deepblue, bringing forth colossal vortexes that promise unparalleled challenges and untold treasures. Are you ready to face the Maelstrom?

- Meet the Arcane Order: The Maelstrom is watched over by mysterious guardians who offer strange new rewards to sailors willing to risk charting the depths of the Underworld. In exchange for much-coveted Maelstrom Pearls, the Arcane Order is willing to offer everything from ancient weaponry to custom cosmetics.

- Beware the Wormkin: The Maelstrom introduces a host of menacing adversaries that will test your sailing prowess and combat skills. The Underworld does not easily tolerate interlopers. Do not linger, or the Wormkin may claim your fleet.
- Expanded Vessel Customization: Express yourself with the brand new ship cosmetic system, adding dozens of decorative items that can be fitted to the vessels in your fleet.
- Sail Forth into the Unknown: Continue your nautical adventure with Maelstrom, where the call of the vortexes beckons you to uncharted waters. Will you return to the light, or be swallowed by the abyss?

"Sail Forth: Maelstrom" releases on the Epic Games Store, Steam, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 on January 11th. It will be released on Nintendo Switch on January 16th.

Awards and Recognition of Sail Forth:

- 93% Positive review score, Steam
- "Best Action Adventure," DreamHack 2019
- "Official Selection," Indie MegaBooth 2019
- "Official Selection," EGX Rezzed 2019
- "Official Selection," Seattle Indies Expo 2019 & 2020

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Press Contact: Ty Taylor

About The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild:
The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild (QAG) is a Seattle, Washington-based publishing and development company. QAG got started in 2011, creating the award-winning puzzle games 'The Bridge' and 'Tumblestone.' Since then QAG has teamed up with fantastic studios from around the world to help them bring their games to more players and platforms, helping bring to life games such as 'Cozy Grove', 'Roundguard', 'Marble It Up! Ultra', 'Freshly Frosted', and many more.

About Festive Vector
Festive Vector is a one-person development studio (aka David Evans) based in Seattle, Washington. From inception, David's projects focus on creating feelings of positivity, hope, and just good ol' fun. After some time spent at Microsoft he sought to develop his first title, 'Bicyclism Extra Pedal'. Since then, David's second project, Sail Forth, has won various awards leading up to its release including EGX Official Selection 2019, Dreamhack Best Action Adventure 2019, and Seattle Indies Expo Official Selection (2019, 2020).